Skip to comments.Key Republican joins Dems opposing Bolton nomination (WHY DID GOP WASTE ONE DIME ON CHAFEE?)
Posted on 11/10/2006 4:26:31 AM PST by excludethis
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- This is probably not what President Bush had in mind when he stressed bipartisanship after the Democratic Party's midterm elections sweep.
A key Senate Republican has joined Democrats in opposing one of Bush's initiatives for the lame-duck Congress: John Bolton's nomination as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
With leaders from both parties promising a new bipartisan Washington, Bush began efforts to get two of his most controversial decisions approved before the Democrats take over.
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But Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who was defeated in this week's election, said he would block Bolton's nomination.
Chafee, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters that he did not believe Bolton's nomination would move forward without his support.
"The American people have spoken out against the president's agenda on a number of fronts, and presumably one of those is on foreign policy," the Rhode Island moderate told The Associated Press.
"And at this late stage in my term, I'm not going to endorse something the American people have spoke out against."
The committee, dominated 10-8 by Republicans, requires a majority vote to send the nomination to the Senate floor. A tie would be the same as a no vote.
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Bolton's appointment will expire in January unless the Senate confirms him, and the probable next chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee says approval is unlikely.
"I see no point in considering Mr. Bolton's nomination again in the Foreign Relations Committee because, regardless of what happens there, he is unlikely to be considered by the full Senate," said Democratic Sen. Joe Biden, who is set to become the committee's chairman and control the agenda in January.
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What do you think that that little weasel will be doing in the real world? Has he ever earned a dime in the private sector?
For all those who say we need RINOs in the party - here is exhibit A why we do not. And I'm not talking about moderate Republicans - I am talking flaming liberals who still have the (R) next to their name.
For Chafee to go this far is beyond despicable.
Certainly the party would have held out for a tradeoff like a concession on this before spending those millions on his sorry campaign...........
Also notice how Spector helped Santorum and Warner helped Allen....
Chaffee's stance is outrageous though....he has no scruples at all and we all know where he can go....
We must also count our blessing.
Probably a low work, high pay appointment inside the Bush administration.
Isn't it time for a good old Clinton-like smear-job on this guy?
What an ungrateful POS.
It' like it's not going to matter, since lincy is out in January anyways.
Can't he be yanked from that position?
A spokesman for the Terrorist on how to defeat America as a liberal disguised as a Republican to fool them into voting for you.
Examples are Terrorist supporters Sen. Graham, Sen. McCain, Sen. Spector and others.
It's EXACTLY because of people like Chaffee.....Snowe.....Collins.....Graham......McCain.....Frist....and Hastert the the RATs are now in the majority.
IF the GOP is going to survive, the these weak-kneed, milquetoast RINOS need to be purged fron OUR ranks.
IF one is NOT a ROCK SOLID REAGAN CONSERVATIVE, they need to GO!
What does he think he will gain? A VP nomination from Hillary? Jefford's seat?
I'm so glad that P.O.S. lost. Wonder why "W" could not see what all of us see? He deserves whatever he gets. Hope he doesn't kiss Pelosi's or Reids feet to much!
What about a recess appointment?
F this RAT lovin turd and be happy he can go back to Load Island and shrivel into darkness.
Glad to see that the conservatives have pruged the congress of the RINOS on this go round, even if it cost control for the next two years. Watch the RINOS who are up for reelect in 08 start trying to "get right with the Right or get left with the Left"TM Hey that should be out battle cry for the next two years.
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